One thing puzzling me is why contemporary physicists don't build theories based on aether (or ether). I don't mean by aether only the luminiferous aether, my picture of aether is a much broader concept. One that makes possible all the interactions and explains various physics phenomena all along (i.e. Particle Entanglement, relativity <- a bit outdated paper though). At least I haven't seen any papers about the aether almighty written by real physicists.
Let's view few examples in the light of aether. Naturally we have to speculate because TOEBI doesn't contain the needed derivations at the moment. How about virtual particles? Why not FTEPs? I mean, FTEPs can do the job as well but are more versatile. Like what happens when FTE density goes up? That reminds me of the general relativity where increased mass means that space-time changes so that time slows down compared to lesser mass environment. Or what might happen in TOEBI-land if we put some stuff into relativistic velocities? Those speeding atoms would encounter incoming FTEPs so much that their internal parts, like bound electrons, would once again slow down their movement, hence slow down the tick rate in clocks.
How the four known interactions might play out? Gravitational interaction in TOEBI emerges from the fact that there is a greater FTE density for a particle on the side facing the gravitating large object. It probably means that the circulating FTEPs around a particle flow faster (because they would curve quicker) on that "thicker" side, combined that with the Bernoulli principle causes the gravitational interaction. Electromagnetic phenomena are also explainable by FTE and spinning particles but those require a lot more explaining and opening, I have plans for writing on those in detail in TOEBI 2.0 paper.
Strong nuclear interaction might emerge from the aethereal circumstances where three "quarks" are put together. From TOEBI perspective those quarks are normal electrons which also explains the quark confinement nicely. Three, at very close proximity, spinning electrons generate a very dense local FTE which prevents those electrons from flying away. Surely outside FTE conditions could affect the stability of those nucleus electron configuration, lesser the outside FTE density greater the decay rate of unstable atoms and particles. Good example is neutron which is stable in an atom, where the FTE density is greater. Results from DAMA/LIBRA could also hint that the FTE density changes affect the decay rates. Similar observations related the decay rates are easily found via Google.
What else? You name it and I'm able to explain it based on the aether hypothesis.
(Edit) Naturally one has to mention dark matter and energy, those two get their explanations naturally from aether dynamics. Rotating galaxies get their flat velocity curves due to orbiting (around galaxy center) stellar objects generating FTE waves into the surrounding space. Actually, scientists have also detected wave-like pattern in our galaxy regarding stars' positions in galaxy arms, that emerges easily from constructive wave interference in aether.
Dark energy phenomenon emerges when compressed aether's particles (FTEPs in TOEBI) pushes each other away. Huge volumes between galaxy clusters contain a lots of FTEPs and those FTEPs, pushing each other, are behind dark energy.